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Parish Giving Scheme

18 August 2019

Unknown26Both The Holy Innocents' Church Gt Barton and St Peter's Church Thurston have joined The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Each year it costs more to ensure that our Churches can remain open to everyone, when needed. In order to do this with declining congregations, we hope you will consider joining the PGS and give a regular amount to support your Church. If you would like more information on how you can join this scheme please contact our Parish Giving Scheme co-ordinator at: beneficepr@gmail.com or the PGS website: Parish Giving Scheme

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Change to our Service schedule

5 August 2019

Important AnnouncementPlease note that we have changed the August Service Rota, on 25th August. Our 10.30am service is now a Benefice Holy Communion at St Peter’s Thurston. Please let anyone know that you feel will be attending the service.

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Vacancy at Montana Care Home

5 August 2019

Unknown 82Vacancy at Montana Care Home

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Church Letter

5 August 2019

Unknown 80We are now well into our Summer and many of us have been lucky to have early holidays in beautiful and interesting places. I have been to the far West of England. My cousin now lives permanently in Botallack which has become somewhat famous as Poldark is filmed there. It is wild and beautiful with the ghostly remains of the tin mines on the rugged cliffs and sandy beaches in little coves. While I was there we went to the Isles of Scilly for a few days. This is always an experience as we fly from St. Just in a very small plane. The journey only takes 20 minutes and that includes taking off and landing. The only problem can be the weather. The planes do not fly in bad weather and that means you can either be marooned on the Islands or not take off at all in the first place. We were lucky and all went to plan.

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Storehouse. Can You Help

15 July 2019

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The Storehouse in Bury St Edmunds are urgently in need of tinned and packet food and toiletries as the summer holidays get very busy as school meals are no longer provided and families really struggle to feed their children at this time. There is a list in St Peter’s Church Thurston and Holy Innocents’ Church, Gt Barton, together with a collection point, for various items but tinned pies, fish, potatoes, pasta and sauces, cereals, tinned vegetables and soup are always required. Tinned fruit and rice pudding are a treat. These items are collected from the Benefice churches and taken to Storehouse throughout the summer. Thank you for your contributions. They are really appreciated.

 

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Training Opportunity

12 July 2019

Unknown 79Training opportunity in September for anyone who is involved in offering pastoral support in parishes and for those interested in Lay Elder ministry:

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Choir News

10 July 2019

fullsizeoutput 4029This month the choir has had a slightly quieter time than in recent months as there have just been our regular service commitments and no major services to prepare for. 

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Bangers & Bingo Thank You

8 July 2019

Bangers & Bingo Fund Raising Event for Holy Innocents ChurchFollowing the Bangers & Bingo session at The Institute in Gt Barton, on Saturday 29th June, we would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the magnificent total of £265.00 towards the funds for Holy Innocents’ Church Gt Barton.

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St Peter's Church Draw Club

8 July 2019

St Peter’s Church ThurstonST. PETER’S CHURCH DRAW CLUB

The Draw Club helps to raise money for the church. Members pay £15 per year for a Draw Club number (more than one can be purchased by any member) which is entered into a monthly draw for a small prize (currently £10). The Draw is done in The Rock during coffee after one of the Sunday services.

In June or July we hold a strawberries and cream afternoon and in December we hold a coffee and mince pie morning at which the grand summer and winter draws are done. There is usually a raffle and a quiz too. Currently there are 76 members and the prizes are £90, £45 and £22.50 but the more members the larger the prizes. If we can double the membership it will double the prize amounts.

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member and it is an easy way to support your parish church, you may even win! Please think about joining for 2019 or even buying someone a year’s membership as a Christmas present.

For more information please contact: beneficepr@gmail.com

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Rev'd Manette's Letter July/August 2019

30 June 2019

Unknown 75June and July seem to be very full and exciting months this year, and even though quite a few people have been away there is lots going on in our churches. I’ve had the privilege to officiate at the first wedding of the year in Holy Innocents’ Church and we’ve had six baptisms this year already in our Benefice, two adults and four children. Sadly, we’ve also had to say farewell to several parishioners at their funerals, but it is always a privilege to be asked to offer support and hope to families at such a difficult time.

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